Monthly Archives: March 2014

Holland Animation Film Festival

veraThe Holland Animation Film Festival is coming up (March 19 -23) and we are happy that so many films by former or current master students are screening!

‘Get Happy or Get Out’ (2013) by Andreia Dobrota, ‘How to Catch a Bird’ (2013) by Vera van Wolferen, ‘If We Were Together’ (2013) by Rowena Crowe, ‘One Night in Florida’ (2013) by Tess Martin have been selected for the European competition.


E Cinema Academy

On Tuesday 18th of March the Master of Animation at AKV St. Joost will host the edition of E Cinema Academy at the EYE Film Institute. In STRANGER THAN FICTION, we will look at how technology changes our view on animation.

Floris Kaayk (former student at AKV St. Joost) will talk about his project ‘Human Birdwings‘ and how the internet has brought about new opportunities for storytelling. This project made use of the Xsens motion capture technology AKV St. Joost has available for the students. Floris will also look back at how technology has changed during his artistic career. Jeroen Koffeman, currently a student at the Master of Animation, will demonstrate motion capture connected to a project he has worked on and will explain a little bit about the working process.


In the film program that follows we show ‘At One View’ (1989), a classic experimental film by Paul & Menno de Nooijer in which they discuss photography as an art form and its relation to film and painting.

‘In a Forest’ (2013) by Fons Schiedon (guest teacher at St. Joost) plays with our expectations as film viewers, and is about believing in an illusion.

‘Pas de Deux’ (1968), a film by Norman McLaren, is coupled with a project from the master, called ‘Infusion’, made by former students Laura Dumitru and Setareh Goodarzi. McLaren worked with an optical printer to animate the movements of a dancer; Laura and Setareh used MoCap and After Effects.

Finally Disney’s ‘Alice’s Day at Sea’ (1924) makes us aware that some ideas never change, and that even what all the technical changes animation is always going to be about its unlimited potential to visually represent scenarios that have little or no relation to our experience of the ‘real’ world. In this film we follow Alice diving from the real world into an animated world. To top it of you as a visitor can plunge into the virtual worlds of the Oculus Rift, a new VR technology, which is set up at the end of the program for you to try out.

Get your tickets here!